AJP “40th Anniversary year GAORA SPECIAL 2012 Champion Carnival”, 5/4/2012 [Fri] @ Nagoya International Conference Hall in Aichi
(1) Taiyo Kea & Akebono vs. Takao Omori & Masanobu Fuchi
◆Winner: Akebono (12:51) with a Body Press on Fuchi.
(2) Seiya Sanada, KAI & Hiroshi Yamato vs. Kaz Hayashi, Shuji Kondo & Minoru Tanaka
◆Winner: Sanada (11:55) with the THIS IS IT on Kondo.
(3) A BLOCK: KENSO vs. Ryota Hama
◆Winner: KENSO (11:11) following the Double Knee Drop.
(4) B BLOCK: Manabu Soya vs. Yuji Okabayashi
◆Winner: Okabayashi (14:44) with the Golem Splash.
(5) A BLOCK: Masayuki Kono vs. Yuji Nagata
◆Winner: Kono (13:40) following the Giant Knee Drop.
(6) A BLOCK: Suwama vs. Daisuke Sekimoto
◆Winner: Suwama (21:03) following the Last Ride.
◆ Masayuki Kono [STACK OF ARMS] (3 Wins, 1 Loss = 6 Points)
◆ Takao Omori [GET WILD] (2 Win, 3 Losess = 4 Points)
◆ Suwama [Team Destruction] (2 Wins, 2 Losses = 4 Points)
◆ KENSO [Team Bichitto] (2 Wins, 4 Losses = 4 Points) [DONE]
◆ Ryota Hama [SMOP] (1 Win, 3 Losses = 2 Points)
◆ Akebono [SMOP] (4 Wins, 1 Loss = 8 Points) (Due to Takumi being injured he will be sitting 10 points on 5/5)
◆ Seiya Sanada (3 Wins, 2 Losses = 6 Points) (8 Points via Yoshie injured)
◆ Taiyo Kea (2 Wins, 1 Draw, 1 Loss = 5 Points) (7 Points via Yoshie injured)
◆ Yuji Okabayashi [BJW] (2 Wins, 1 Draw, 3 Losses = 5 Points)
◆ Manabu Soya [GET WILD] (2 Wins, 2 Losses = 4 Points) (6 Points via Yoshie injured)
◆ Takumi Soya (1 Win, 5 Losses = 2 Points [*Injured*])
◆ Yutaka Yoshie [free] (1 Win, 5 losses = 2 Points [*Injured*])
To follow with what is coming up on the tournament, check out the post below.
NJPW “40th anniversary Tour NEW JAPAN LIVE 2012”, 5/4/2012 [Fri] 18:00 @ Hiroshima Industrial Hall, West Exhibition Hall
(1) Hiromu Takahashi vs. Takaaki Watanabe
◆Winner: KUSHIDA (8:30) with the 9469.
(2) Jushin Thunder Liger, Tiger Mask IV, Ryusuke Taguchi & KUSHIDA vs. Davey Richards, Rocky Romero, Gedo & Jado
◆Winner: Tiger (12:06) with a Jumping Crucifix Hold on Gedo.
(3) Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Satoshi Kojima & Captain New Japan vs. Toru Yano, Takashi Iizuka & Tomohiro Ishii
◆Winner: Ishii (12:08) following the Vertical Fall Brainbuster to Captain.
(4) Togi Makabe, Strongman [CMLL] & Wataru Inoue vs. Minoru Suzuki [Pancrase MISSION], TAKA Michinoku [K-DOJO] & Taichi
◆Winner: Makabe (14:59) following the King Kong Knee Drop to Taichi.
(5) “The Machine Gun” Karl Anderson & Tama Tonga vs. Shinsuke Nakamura & YOSHI-HASHI
◆Winner: Nakamura (12:51) following the Boma Ye to Tonga.
(6) Hirooki Goto, Hiroshi Tanahashi & Tetsuya Naito vs. Kazuchika Okada, Masato Tanaka [ZERO1] & Yujiro Takahashi
◆Winner: Tanahashi (16:30) with the High Fly Flow on Yujiro.
Also in terms of the IWGP Heavyweight situation, Tanahashi made the next challenge following Okada’s successful defense over Goto at Wrestling Dontaku on 5/3. At today’s show Naito seems to take a disagreement with Tanahashi being the next challenger.
No contender has been officially named as of yet, so could we see a playoff between these two?
DDT “MAX BUMP 2012”, 5/4/2012 [Fri] 12:00 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
(0) Dark Match: Gorgeous Matsuno vs. Shota
◆Winner: DRAW (6:31) Time Limit Expired.
(1) Keisuke Ishii vs. KAI [AJP]
◆Winner: KAI (10:34) with the Splash Plancha.
(2) Antonio Honda, Keita Yano [Wallaby], Poison JULIE Sawada, Hoshitango & Don Micheal (Nakazawa) vs. Daisuke Sasaki, Tomomitsu Matsunaga, Shigehiro Irie, Akito [Sportiva] & Tetsuya Endo
◆Winner: Daisuke (9:51) with a Cross Facelock on Don Micheal.
(3) Hikaru Sato vs. DJ Nira
◆Winner: Sato (9:10) with a Cross Armbreaker.
(4) nWJ vs. Clover Z: Sanshiro Takagi, Takao Soma, Andy Palafox & Amon Yusha vs. Danshoku Dino, Makoto Oishi & Masao Inoue [free]
◆Winner: Takagi (11:24) with the Sitdown Sunflower Bomb on Oishi.
(5) Kota Ibushi’s Return Match: Kota Ibushi vs. El Generico [free]
◆Winner: Generico (20:12) following the Ｂｒａｉｎｂｕｓｔａａａａａｈｈｈｈ!!!!!
~ Even though he suffered defeat on his return, Kota Ibushi said he is glad to be back after spending 8 months away from ring. He said he is looking forward to the big DDT Budokan show in August and even has his eyes set on reclaiming the IWGP Jr. belt that he never lost.
(6) 3WAY Next KO-D Contender Playoff Match: Yasu Urano vs. HARASHIMA vs. KUDO
◆Winner: Urano (15:37) following a Swinging DDT to KUDO.
◆Winner: HARASHIMA (17:16) following the Somato to Urano.
~ HARASHIMA earns a title shot on May 27th @ Sapporo Teisen Hall.
(7) KO-D Openweight Championship Match: [Champion] Masa Takanashi vs. [Challenger] Yuji Hino [K-DOJO]
◆Winner: Hino (26:10) with the Ｆ’ｎ BOMB.
~ Yuji Hino becomes the 41st Generation Champion.
UNION “Golden Union 2012”, 5/4/2012 [Fri] 12:00 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
(0) Dark Match UNION League: Madoka [free] & Daichi Kazato vs. Masked Mystery & SAGAT
◆Winner: SAGAT (9:42) with the Taiji no Yume on Kazato.
(1) Handicap Match: Hiroshi Fukuda vs. Rion Mizuki & Rumi Kazama
◆Winner: Kazama (8:21) with the Dragon Panther.
(2) True Age Contra Heavy Makeup Match: Cherry vs. Emi Sakura w/ Mio Shirai
◆Winner: Sakura (5:03) with the Spring Night Love.
~ Cherry was finally forced to state her real age as 37 years old, she was born on May 14, 1974. She debuted as a wrestler at the age of 30, which is pretty late in the game, but it was her dream to become a wrestler.
(3) Goro Tsurumi, El Hijo del Goro & Goro Jr. vs. Big Rude, Kurokumo Clutch & GENTARO
◆Winner: Rude (9:18) with a Crippler Crossface on El Hijo del Goro.
(4) 90’s Indie Warrior Weapons Rumble: New Sanshiro Takagi vs. New Keizo Matsuda
◆Winner: ~ (18:30) via Double Fall.
~ Victory belongs to Tarzan Goto.
(5) Tsumaki’s Return Match: Hiroo Tsumaki & Kengo (Mashimo) Ohka vs. Isami Kodaka & El Generico
◆Winner: Kodaka (16:12) with the Isamu Leg to Tsumaki.
(6) BJW Tag Team Championship Match: [Champions] Yoshihito Sasaki & Shinobu vs. [Challengers] Shuji Ishikawa & Shigehiro Irie
◆Winner: Ishikawa (16:07) with the Splash Mountain on Shinobu.
~ Ishikawa & Irie become the 36th Generation BJW Tag Champions.
~ Ishikawa also made the bid to be the next to face Abdullah Kobayashi for the BJW Deathmatch Championship.
~ Ryuji Ito in turn challenged Ishikawa & Irie for the tag belts with his partner being Kobayashi.
~ UNION will be holding a joint show with BJW on 7/18.
K-DOJO “GWSP7”, 5/3/2012 [Thu] 13:00 @ REINA Arena in Chiba
(1) K-METAL LEAGUE 2012: Kotaro Nasu [STYLE-E] vs. Hiroshi Fukuda [DEP/UNION]
◆Winner: Nasu (11:20) with the Omopu Clutch.
(2) Bambi vs. Aoi Ishibashi
◆Winner: Bambi (8:42) following a Shining Wizard.
(3) Ricky Fuji JAPAN TOUR in KAIENTAI DOJO ~SEVEN DAYS WAR~ 4th Round: Ricky Fuji vs. Kikutaro [Akiba]
◆Winner: Fuji (9:40) with the 9999.
(4) Yuji Hino, Saburo Inematsu & Ryuichi Sekine vs. Kaji Tomato, Marines Mask & Ayumu Honda
◆Winner: Sekine (19:50) with the Combine on Honda.
(5) UWA World Middleweight Championship Match: [Champion] Shiori Asahi vs. [Challenger] Hiro Tonai
◆Winner: Asahi (30:07) with the Lunar Eclipse.
~ 3rd Successful Defense.
K-DOJO “GWSP7”, 5/4/2012 [Fri] 13:00 @ REINA Arena in Chiba
(1) K-METAL LEAGUE 2012: Ayumu Honda [2 Points] vs. Daishi [2 Points]
◆Winner: Honda [4 Points] (7:16) with a School Boy.
(2) Marines Mask & Bambi vs. Kaji Tomato & Makoto [NWC]
◆Winner: Tomato (11:37) with the Red Eye on Marines.
(3) Ricky Fuji JAPAN TOUR in KAIENTAI DOJO ~SEVEN DAYS WAR~ 5th Round: Ricky Fuji vs. Koji Nakagawa [free]
◆Winner: Fuji (13:48) with a Frankensteiner.
(4) Saburo Inematsu vs. Ryuichi Sekine
◆Winner: Inematsu (14:52) following a Death Valley Bomb.
(5) Kengo Mashimo & HIROKI vs. Shiori Asahi & Hiro Tonai
◆Winner: DRAW (30:00) Time Limit Draw.